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UK Plastics Industry

The momentum building around Interplas is set to intensify this week, as registration for visitors officially opens. more

18 Apr 2017 09:43 Interplas 2017

Rutland Plastics hopes to boost its brand with a new logo. more

26 Jan 2017 09:49 Industry News

UK plastics companies exhibiting at K 2016 as part of a grant-assisted scheme have generated “huge returns” for the UK economy as a result more

15 Dec 2016 14:28 Industry News

Members of the British Plastics Federation have shown caution in the face of uncertainty in their predictions for business growth according to the findings of its latest survey. more

28 Jul 2016 08:19 Industry News

The Managing Director of a UK plastics ancillaries company says that the ongoing strengthening of its team through recruitment of new staff will allow it to “weather any storms” that arise following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. more

15 Jul 2016 11:42 Industry News

A UK-based consultancy that specialises in the polymer, chemicals and manufacturing industries recently made the finals of a high-profile competition promoting exporting. more

14 Jul 2016 11:58 Industry News

Leeds and Liverpool-based consultancy, Plazology Ltd, has achieved ‘Expert Accreditation’ status from Moldex3D. more

13 Jul 2016 16:16 Industry News

The UK has voted to leave the European Union in what has been described as a “historic referendum”, with senior industry figures from across plastics, automotive and manufacturing urging the Government to provide stability in the wake of the result. more

24 Jun 2016 09:39 Industry News

A poll to determine the 70 most influential people in the UK plastics industry has revealed ten women have made the list. more

23 Jun 2016 10:24 Industry News

Materials distributor, Plastribution, has been named as the overall winner in a scheme to determine the plastic industry’s ‘Best Places to Work’. more

16 Jun 2016 11:42 Industry News

The President of the British Plastics Federation said the UK Plastics Industry is in "good shape", with confidence levels "robust". more

31 May 2016 14:24 Industry News

The cautionary advice issued by industry bodies as to a potential slowdown for the UK's manufacturing base in the coming year is seemingly passing one Lancashire-based manufacturer of plastics products by. more

12 Jan 2016 12:23 Industry News

The international rotomoulding conference held in Nottigham this week has been hailed as a “roaring success” by its organisers, the British Plastics Federation. more

16 Sep 2015 17:41 Events

Watch this showreel of UK plastics industry insiders giving their lowdown on what makes Interplas THE tradeshow to attend. more

3 Sep 2015 15:20

David Hall, the Chief Executive of the Polypipe Group, has been elected as the new President of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) at the organisation's AGM. He succeeds Mike Boswell who has held the post since 2013. more

28 May 2015 17:46 Industry News

Devon-based injection moulder, Amtek Plastics, has put its 44 percent growth in the last 12 months down to reshoring, increasing efficiencies and passion for its products and people. more

1 Apr 2015 12:09 Industry News

Skills, strategies and struggles...

In his regular, exclusive column for BP&R, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, discusses the new Education and Training Committee, dedicated to bridging the industry’s ever-worrying skills gap. more

20 Feb 2015 09:29 BPF Blog

UK-based producer of high-performance Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers, Victrex, has announced it is to construct a major Polymer Innovation Centre in northern England. more

19 Feb 2015 10:34 Materials

Devon-based machinery supplier, South West Polymer Supplies, has announced plans to expand after securing investment from the Torbay Growth Fund. more

13 Feb 2015 14:15 Industry News

UK plastics: A review of the year

In his last blog of 2014, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, takes a balanced look at highlights that have boosted the industry over the last 12 months, as well as potential threats to continued and sustained success. more

31 Dec 2014 11:00 BPF Blog